Dipsomaniacs that we Londonist writers are, it was thrilling to learn that The Gilbert Scott cocktail bar at St Pancras has a cocktail named.... The Londonist. So on a balmy Friday we struck out toward Euston Road to try it out.
For some background we spoke to Dav Eames, bar manager at the Gilbert Scott and the inventor of the drink. He was inspired to make the drink last New Year's, while concocting a drink using London dry gin and sloe gin, and needed a name that reflected the essence of the capital. Despite its name and provenance, the Londonist also has Italian heritage, with the addition of Cynar, a liqueur, lending a bitter taste: fans of the Negroni will feel at home here.
Find The Gilbert Scott at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, NW1 2AR. The Londonist cocktail will set you back £12.
See also: A Tour of Sir George Gilbert Scott's London Building